This classic french pastry staple translating into “palm tree or pigs ear” is a super simple and sweet snack. It’s made with just puff pastry and sugar! My mum and I dug out a box of frozen puff pastry in the freezer and were even more excited to find out that they were vegan. My mum instantly suggested we make some palmeirs and off we went. Enjoy the recipe!
Ps- it may look simple to make, however the folding of the dough can be a hard one! If you’re confused on how to fold the dough, there are plenty of video tutorials on the web which can help you out!
Super Simple Mini Palmiers (v)
makes 24-26 mini palmiers
print recipe here
1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
½ cup cinnamon sugar (see notes)
⅛ tsp good quality salt
Preheat your oven to 210C and line a baking tray with parchment paper
On your workbench, sprinkle ½ the sugar + salt mixture and place your puff pastry sheet on top. Sprinkle the remaining sugar + salt onto the side facing up and use a rolling pin to press the sugar into both sides.
Make a fold from each side that reaches halfway to the middle. Then bring the edges so they meet directly into the middle. Finally fold one half over the over. Use a knife to slice into approx 1cm slices, roll in any remaining sugar, and place cut side up onto the baking tray.
Bake for 6-8 minutes then flip and cook for a remaining 5-6 minutes or until nice and caramelised. Place on cooling rack once done and enjoy!
→ The maple cinnamon sugar I used was just a mixture of caster sugar, cinnamon and maple sugar that needed using up. Cinnamon sugar, demerara sugar , caster sugar or even coconut sugar will work!